Paleo Treats owner Lee Selman responds to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about Paleo. A former camel keeper, she's used to working with strong, stubborn, and intelligent animals; you're just her type.
The biggest obstacle I see for people starting Paleo, and just like anything, is making a choice to do it. Nothing ever happens if you don’t take that first step.
We are remarkable beings and all it takes is a decision. If you think about it, most of the world would love to have our choices! Nobody is forcing an ice cream or pizza in your mouth, you are choosing that way of life.
Unfortunately a lot of people don’t choose until they are faced with some sort of crisis that forces them to wake up. I smoked cigarettes in my 20s and quit off and on multiple times. I even said I would only smoke when I went to the bar, but guess what, I ended up at the bar more!
Once I made the decision to quit, it was easy and overnight, I just did it and never looked back. Just flip the switch, practice who you want to be today, in this moment. Then all those moments will add up and you will be a better version of yourself.
There is great power when we sit and get responsible for our own life and our choices. You are the captain of your ship in everything in your life, from the thoughts you think, to the feelings you have, to your weight and health, nobody is to blame except YOU.
Lee helps run the show at Paleo Treats, juggling numbers while acting as the final chop for graphics. With an eye for beauty and a taste for chocolate she navigates the many paths that constantly beckon in the world of healthy desserts.
Too much reading...
How about dessert?
Yes!! Excellent comments! We (usually) DESERVE the body we have, the health we have, the bank account we have, the friends we have, and the quality of life we have——good, bad, or ugly.
We have choices. The blame game is lame.
Thanks Lee for such an inspiring confirmation of what we all KNOW is the truth, but sometimes try to rationalize our actions away.
You are one strong woman!